Electrical Insulation Research Center
EIRC adds value to the electrical industry through its ability to conduct, originate, and/or manage projects in a manner which is meaningful to both academics and the industry. Indeed, the ability to communicate in familiar vocabulary with both academia and industry is an essential part of matching the capabilities of the former to the needs of the latter. The Director of EIRC has two decades of employment experience as a research engineer and manager within electric utility, electrical manufacturing, and consulting companies, and has come to EIRC with the objective of matching the needs of the electrical, electronics and military industries with the capabilities of an industry-oriented academic facility
An examination of failed transmission cable in 1973 set in motion events which led to the establishment of the Electrical Insulation Research Center (EIRC) by Dr. L.V. Azaroff, the founding Director of the Institute of Materials Science at the University of Connecticut.
EIRC operates as part of the University of Connecticut and is subject to the privileges and restrictions of a State institution. A Industry Advisory Board provides member input into the formulation of long-term direction and policy, including selection of topics for the Fall workshops.